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Giving to HGSE

Give back to HGSE and support the next generation of passionate educators and innovative leaders.

How does your gift to the Harvard Graduate School of Education make a difference? It helps a dedicated young teacher afford a master’s in School Leadership so she can return to her urban high school as the next principal. It pays for an HGSE doctoral student to research school sanitation in rural India. And it pays for new beanbag chairs in the parents’ room at the Gutman Library so a graduate student can read up on child development while his toddler catches up with Curious George.

Giving Priorities

Your unrestricted gift will be used to support the HGSE Fund. The HGSE Fund is a general-purpose fund that supports the school’s most pressing needs. Your gift will make an immediate impact in the following priority areas:

  • Financial Aid – HGSE is proud to offer need-based grants in addition to merit scholarships to provide access to all deserving students.
  • Research – Your gift helps pay for the technology and resources that power our world-changing research initiatives.
  • Faculty – Your gift helps us attract and retain the most influential and engaged thought leaders in education. 
  • Gutman Library – Money from the HGSE Fund is used to make technological upgrades and expand both physical and electronic holdings at this important resource for students and education scholars.

Ways to Make a Gift

Give Online with a Credit Card

Gifts can be made with a credit card by visiting our online form

Gifts Over the Phone

Call the Harvard University Office of the Recording Secretary at 617-495-1750 to charge by phone.

Gifts by Check

Mail a check made payable to the “HGSE Fund” to:

The HGSE Fund
Harvard Graduate School of Education
13 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138-3705

Gifts of Securities

To make a gift of securities to HGSE please contact the Harvard Management Company at 866-845-6596 or

To ensure proper processing of your gift, please notify the HGSE of the stock transfer by completing the following online form.

Donors and their brokers must request transfer instructions directly from Harvard Management Company located at the following address:

Harvard Management Company
Trusts and Gifts Department
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210-2203
Attention: Security Gifts
Tel: 866-845-6596 (toll-free)
Fax: 866-457-6598

Your gift of securities will be valued for credit at the mean between the high and the low market price on the date of postmark or personal delivery of the securities, or on the date of written instructions to your broker or banker.

Mutual Fund Shares
For more information, please contact the Harvard University Office of the Recording Secretary, at 617-495-1750, for more information.

Please do not send securities or mutual fund shares to a transfer agent for transfer into Harvard's name. This could delay cause a lengthy delay in completing the transfer.

Make a Planned Gift

Planned giving is an excellent way to support the work of HGSE while lowering your overall tax liability. The most common forms of planned giving are trusts or annuities that pay income or a lead trust, which pays money to HGSE from your estate, lowering the tax burden of your heirs. To learn more about how planned giving works, call the Harvard University Planned Giving Office at 800-446-1277 or email

Matching Gifts

Check to see if your employer offers a matching gift program.

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